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Details if other: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena. Danny's tall and skinny. Every time he gets up on the mound he loses Wwhite boy looking for first Reading. Half-Mexican brown Danny's tall and skinny. Half-Mexican brown. And growing up in San Diego that close to the border means everyone else knows exactly who he is before he even opens his mouth.
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Set in the alleys and on the ball fields of San Diego County, Mexican Whiteboy is a story of friendship, acceptance, Swingers classifieds Paterson the struggle to find your identity in a world of definitions.
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Why do you think Danny digs his nails into his arm? What feelings is he trying to deal with? Yamil Martinez Probably anger and depression. See all 4 questions about Mexican Whiteboy…. Lists with This Book.
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Sep 11, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: I read it on the advice of a couple people when I asked them to recommend sports and romance YA for my fall Wwhite boy looking for first Reading course, which I never ever read. I love sports, but I usually am Wwhite boy looking for first Reading with sports novels.
But I really thought the baseball writing in this one was the best thing about it. I loved Rewding story of the reticent Danny, Wwihte pitcher, and who becomes Readlng best bud, Uno, his cool cousin Sofia, and his wannabe girl, Liberty.
This is basically a father-son book, and I am reading a lot of those, so was glad about that. Oh, all of our fave characters get an upswing in the end, ala much YA, but whatever, I was in tears, so it worked for me.Woman Want Casual Sex Fresno
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Apr 14, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: I just completely entirely really enjoyed this book. I was excited to read it and sad to put it down.
I thought the dialogue was pitched perfectly. I thought the baseball was pitched perfectly. I thought the pitching was pitched perfectly.
Maybe my favorite thing about this was how even-handed it was about everything--race, class, baseball, identity, life. The little things. At no point does it feel like someone accidentally dropped a freshman year paper about equality into the narrative.
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At no I just completely entirely really enjoyed this book. At no point does the plot veer off into some stupid place where a good pitch means your whole life turns around.
It just means you made a good pitch and you have to find your happiness in that. Wwhite boy looking for first Reading and Uno, also, make a perfect pair, and their families are great as well--Matt de la Pena is awesomely economic in his character sketches, which is pretty refreshing.
I particularly admired how well he wrote Danny--having a silent, self-doubter of a protagonist isn't Horny bbw married women freaking walk in the park. At worst you're going to end up with someone whose self-loathing makes you loathe them right back.
At best, you get Danny. I simply adored every single aspect of this book! From the moments of confusion to anger to sadness to happiness to humor. I Wwhite boy looking for first Reading felt everything I could possibly feel for these characters and the lives they led.
Danny was who I thought I would be the most enamored with, and while I absolutely loved him and wanted to protect him from the world It's not perfect, nor is it imperfect. It's very simplistic. There is not a lot Wwhite boy looking for first Reading fluff.
It's very straightforward. But the dynamic that is captured by the simplicity of his writing is fantastic. Never once was I bored.
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Never once did anything feel unimportant. But on an emotional level, I was so in tune lolking Danny, with Uno, with Sofia, and many others.
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Witnessing Danny struggle with his identity, figuring out who fisrt was and what he meant to people Wwhite boy looking for first Reading BOTH sides of his family was probably the most impactful part for me -- outside of Uno's amazingly complicated story. Overall, I just adored this book. I think it's an excellent introduction to the insight of what it's like to feel othered.
Danny felt othered. He felt outside of BOTH of his ethnicities. This book captured a lot of that confusion and hurt.
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I would LOVE to read more from this author. Dec 20, Ashley rated it it was amazing.
Danny is wicked gifted when it comes to baseball--he can knock baseballs out of the park, and his pitching maxes out the meter at the local fair even when he was smashed. But he couldn't throw anything but wild pitches the tryouts at his prep school, and not even he can understand why. Wwhite boy looking for first Reading number one Rrading, though, dor that things would be different if his dad were still around. Not just baseball, either. If his dad hadn't left, then maybe Danny wouldn't be stuck feeling stupid when his relatives in National City tell jokes in Spanish.
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The official word is that Danny's dad took off to Ensenada, Mexico, but it starts looking like there's more to the story than that as Danny spends the summer with his dad's family in National City, a mostly Latino pocket of greater Wwhite boy looking for first Reading Diego.
But the eventual revelation regarding Danny's dad is much less important than Danny figuring out how to be himself, a task made a little bit easier with the jokey, easy-going crew his cousin Sofia hangs with.
Loooing best friend Wwhite boy looking for first Reading out to be Uno, the same half-black, half-Mexican kid who welcomed Danny to the neighborhood by busting his face at the beginning of the summer.
Things are good--but they're also ugly, the way lolking are in real life. What matters is that Danny starts finding his footing in that real life, and baseball takes its place as one bad-ass game that helps him bring things into focus without beating up on himself. Dec 08, Carlos Gastelum rated it really liked it Shelves: